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Introduction: Work’s Meaning and Labor’s Power

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book explores the tension between worker power and workers’ emotional relationship to their work by focusing on workers’ union organizing efforts at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH), a ... More


Who Can Organize? Trade Unions, Worker Insurgency, Labor Power

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter investigates the policy and practice of established U.S. labor unions toward migrant labor and guest workers and provides alternative models for building worker power on a global basis. ... More


Working Imaginaries: “Freedom from Jobs” or Learning to Love to Labor?

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192888
eISBN:
9780691194172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the diversity advocates' imaginaries of work and labor, many of which are contradictory, both aligning with and critiquing market values. This topic matters because, especially ... More


Organizing around Health and Safety Issues

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for organizing around health and safety issues as a way for worker centers to build worker power. Low-wage workers who are cheated of wages are often not adequately ... More


The Politics of Labour 1: The Quiescent Period (up to 1997)

Matteo Rizzo

in Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Chapter 4 analyses the barriers that prevented informal bus workers from responding collectively to their criminalization and to the economic squeeze by their employers. Reflecting on the sources of ... More


Rigor in Historical Analysis

Michael Goldfield

in The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190079321
eISBN:
9780190079352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079321.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 presents a framework for examining the large-scale historical questions posed by The Southern Key, discussing both issues of philosophy of social science and the main theoretical constructs ... More


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